Blighter Appoints Industry Veteran to Boost Airport Sales of Integrated E-scan Doppler Radar and Camera Solution

  • Blighter’s B400 Series PESA e-scan Doppler radar and integrated camera solution delivers improved detection, lower installation costs, lower through life costs and lower false alarm rates; system already adopted by Heathrow Airport, and other international airports in Europe, United States, South America and Africa
  • Blighter and Liteye Systems (stand 11) to exhibit at the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, 18 to 20 February 2015, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Cambridge, UK, February 12, 2015 – Blighter Surveillance Systems (, a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider, has appointed industry veteran Peter Hanlon to boost sales into major international airports of the company’s integrated Blighter e-scan Doppler perimeter security radar and thermal camera solution.

Blighter’s system already forms part of the perimeter security solution at Heathrow airport and has been sold to major international airports in Europe, United States, South America and Africa. A typical Blighter airport configuration consists of the Blighter B400 Series passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar, BlighterTrack software, and slew-to-cue PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance systems. The BlighterView HMI 2 control system displays and records all the elements including additional sensors such as a perimeter intruder detection system (PIDS).

Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “Peter’s role will be to build upon the company’s success in the airport market as more operators consider the maintenance free, all-weather 24/7 persistent surveillance capability of our integrated e-scan radar/camera solutions. Such systems are proven to effectively address the ‘backdoor’ threats arising from relatively low levels of perimeter security at many of the world’s tier one and tier two airports.”

Peter’s career spans 30 years and includes extensive overseas technical sales experience in the USA, Canada, South America, South Africa, Korea, India, the UK and Europe. Following an apprenticeship at Thorn EMI, Peter has worked in a variety of sales and business development roles at E2V, Primagraphics, Curtiss Wright, Elma Electronics, and, most recently, as business development director at UTC Aerospace Systems.

“We are delighted to have someone with Peter’s international experience join us to spearhead our push into the global airport market,” added Mark Radford. “Our integrated e-scan Doppler radar and camera system is proven to deliver improved detection, lower installation costs, lower through life costs and lower false alarm rates compared with solutions using short range mechanically scanned radar systems.”

According to Blighter, it is the solid state technology with its frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) Doppler fast scan capability that enables the radar to perform so well in cluttered airport environments, detecting small and slow moving targets with minimal false alarms. The Blighter radar has the added advantage of being mounted on existing airport infrastructure thereby minimising installation costs.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Hanlon, said: “I am joining Blighter Surveillance Systems during an exciting period of growth, which is being driven by a strong interest in Blighter’s unique PESA Doppler radar and its sensor integration capabilities for the surveillance and protection of critical infrastructure, including airports.”

Blighter’s ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as airports, coastal surveillance, and in military applications.

For more information about the integrated Blighter perimeter security radar and camera solution or other products from Blighter Surveillance Systems, please visit, telephone +44 1223 491122 or email [email protected].

Blighter Surveillance Systems will be exhibiting through Liteye Systems, its North American sales, service and support centre, on stand 11 at the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, 18 to 20 February 2015, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado.

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Peter Hanlon – Blighter Surveillance Systems


About Blighter Surveillance Systems (

Blighter Surveillance Systems is an electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider delivering an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter electronic-scanning radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology – utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive – with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Products are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Blighter Surveillance Systems is a Plextek Group company, a leading British design house and technology innovator, and is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.

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